Accreditation is Reaffirmed for Hartnell College

Publish Date: 
Jun 30, 2015

SALINAS, Calif. - Hartnell Community College District is proud to report that the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) took action to remove Hartnell College from Warning and reaffirm accreditation

This is a great accomplishment attributed to the teamwork displayed in addressing the 12 recommendations issued to Hartnell two years ago to remove the College from  Probation status and most recently Warning

Join us for a press conference today to expand on the good news and the journey towards reaffirmation:

June 30, 2015

11:00 a.m.

Steinbeck Hall in Student Center

411 Central Avenue

Salinas, CA 93905


The ACCJC, Western Association of Schools and Colleges met June 3-5, 2015 to review the Follow-Up Report submitted by Hartnell College and the report of the evaluation team that visited on April 15, 2015.  The Follow-Up Report was certified by college and district leadership, including the president of the board of trustees, the college president, the Accreditation Liaison Officer, and leaders of the faculty, staff, and student organizations.

Hartnell Community College District
The Hartnell CCD serves over 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit